Honors and Accolades

National Blue Ribbon School

Monta Vista was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2014, one of only three high schools in the state of California awarded this honor. To learn more about the program, visit the US Department of Education website, view the List of Selected Schools or see the Blue Ribbon Information webpage. Monta Vista was also awarded as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.

California Distinguished School

California Department of Education awards schools based on their Gold Ribbon Schools Program, awarding different types of schools at different times, based on student success, with attention paid to impoverished and diverse students. Monta Vista was found to be a California Distinguished School in 2006 and 2012.

US News Gold Medal Award Winning School

US News publishes a list of the top high schools each year. In 2018, MV ranked at #13 in California, #121 in the National rankings and #7 in the National STEM rankings based upon a formula which includes graduation rates, college enrollment rates, AP/ACT/SAT participation and scores, and the number of counselors at a school. Monta Vista has also ranked in this and other popular media lists as an award-winning school in prior years.